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Old 06-30-2023, 12:03 PM   #1
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Bed cover & bike racks

Other 3/4 ton vs. 1/2 ton pick ups, this has to be one of the most debated topics on these forums.

I too have wrestled with the bike rack issue since day one.
I have ruled out the rear hitch receiver, the Fiamma rack for AS, and the Arvika -over the propane tank rack. I'm not knocking any of these options, they are just not for me.

I believe I have finally settled on the truck bed rack system over a retractable bed cover. ( I have a 2020 F250). I will be carrying 2 bikes.
I wanted to replace my cheap trifold bed cover anyway with a retrax (or similar) and I figured why not just go all the way and get the racks as well.

For those of you that have this option, I have some questions:

1. what bed cover do you have?
2. what rack system?
3. pros vs. cons?

I would love some pics if you have them

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-30-2023, 01:00 PM   #2
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I used a Roll-n-Lok cover and all Yakima parts including track, towers and cross bars and their high road racks. All works well and have it on two trucks. Handles mountain bikes and e-bikes. The only better alternative might be a Mercedes 4x4 diesel sprinter van to keep them out of the weather....maybe next time.
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